|Super Mario Bros Video Game Cover 1985|
Psychology Today wrote a wonderful article about how music evokes nostalgia and that psychologist "Schulkind and his colleagues found that the more emotion a song generated for someone, the more likely the song would cue a memory. In addition, older songs more often evoked memories for the older participants whereas recent tunes brought memories to mind more often for the college students."
Slate write an article that explained
"researchers have uncovered evidence that suggests our brains bind us to the music we heard as teenagers more tightly than anything we’ll hear as adults—a connection that doesn’t weaken as we age. Musical nostalgia, in other words, isn’t just a cultural phenomenon: It’s a neuronic command. And no matter how sophisticated our tastes might otherwise grow to be, our brains may stay jammed on those songs we obsessed over during the high drama of adolescence."So not only do we like the song, our neurons will synchronize with the beat of the music. But, why Super Mario Bros? Because the songs were synchronized to the play of the game!
It's fascinating stuff and worth the ten minutes (five for the actual video) of your time to watch.
If you want the song stuck in your head, or just want to relive the memories, watch the video below
Via Laughing Squid
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